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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding inhalable cannabis Owner investment into a commercial cannabis business retailers Completed Temporary License Application Form Local Jurisdictions sanitary workplaces Microbusiness 2018 regulations Food-grade Butter/Oil licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis event organizer license destruction of cannabis goods Local Authorization persons 21 years of age or older Proposition 65 conducting quality assurance review commercial cannabis manufacturing onsite consumption of cannabis goods waste management laws emergency regulations exit packaging 2018 resolutions CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing activity aggregate interest of 20% or more written procedures for inventory control Local Authorization Attachment Retailer (Type 10) Distributor Transport Only compliance with regulations Industrial Hemp Advisory Board finished product an officer or director of a cannabis business licensed cannabis manufacturers track and trace system secured area pre-made or purchased secondary package cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) medicinal commercial cannabis activity California Public Records Act Bond in the amount of $5,000 CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing child-resistant packaging Moisture Content Testing inventory and quality control adult-use commercial cannabis activity manufacturing exception for testing laboratories packaging and labeling persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business 2018 updates tinctures equity interest in a commercial cannabis business cultivation remove THC/CBD Premises Diagram Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Track and Trace The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) A-license and an M-license Cultivation less than 10,000 licensed physical location (premises) testing laboratories medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together opaque exit package conditional license public Licensee Lookup Tool procedures for inventory control Type S share facility space Temporary Cannabis Event supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act highly-concentrated oils or waxes manufacture cannabis products commercial cannabis activity informational panel the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cannabis training 2018 revisions waste disposal member manager consumption of alcohol or tobacco at least 99% purity A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Physical address cannabis waste CDTFA seller’s permit separate applications Heavy Metals Testing volatile solvent Individual Owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) no infusion of nicotine Form # CDPH-9041 Bond and Insurance Information list of artificial food colorings temporary license manned motor vehicle regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Business Information ownership premises is not within a Government Cannabis Manufacturing Extractions using CO2 cannabis cartoons M-license supplemental label purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands chain of custody Mycotoxins Testing medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing designated structure valid waiver licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Issuing Authority Foreign Material Testing manufacturers who package for other producers BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL CDPH-9041 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin packaging required limits licensing scheme commercial cannabis manufacturing in California disposal and destruction methods topicals limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package activity for a period of 120 days payable to the state of California re-sealable Business Organizational Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Manufacturing (non-volatile) cannabis plants access to the area(s) licensing cannabis retailers 2018 proposed changes testing lab Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Financial Interest contaminants potentially-hazardous foods evidence of rehabilitation product as a candy prohibited Percentage of ownership onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods edibles packaging opaque scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Licensee Information surety bond operating procedures 2018 fines testing of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use or both markets convicted of a substantially related crime manufacturing cannabis products diagram of the business’s layout licensed premises Temporary License Application MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH disposal California Department of Public Health periods of 90 days extensions Identifying information vape cartridges Edibles– Products concentrate Labor peace agreement M-licensees sanitary and hazard-free environment commercial cannabis products storage of cannabis goods loan provided to a commercial cannabis business small product packaging cannabis sales and/or consumption regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Transition Period cannabis cultivation licensing identity of the product Mechanical sales of cannabis goods infusion 600-foot radius of a school manufacturing practices definition of owner 2018 important information workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control mandated warning statements basic nutritional information amount of THC content Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Premises Information commercial cannabis manufacturers Carbon Dioxide (CO2) labeling Terpenoids Testing commercial kitchens cannabis industries A-license Seller’s permit number shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit dried flower Operating Procedures immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery security Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Butane/Hexane/Propane annual license application hydrocarbon-based solvents shipping manifest Personnel Requirements Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles at least 20% ownership interest supply chain shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company microbusinesses alcoholic beverages Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) managing member product guidelines 2018 problems transportation of cannabis goods licensed cannabis distributors 2018 new laws licensing cannabis distributors Criminal History Live Scans for each owner transport cannabis goods to retailer Retailer (nonstorefront) 120 days entry into the legal, regulated market Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Transport vehicles alarm system Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) paper inserted into the packaging MCSB Arranging for laboratory testing period of 120 days packaging and labeling requirements amount of sodium recordkeeping carbohydrates and fat per serving loop system Temporary event up to 4 days nonlaboratory quality control premises diagram government warning statement label tobacco products cannabis market transportation contaminant free financial interest holder Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package tamper-evident stickers 2018 recent news child-resistant outer package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates no added caffeine laboratory quality assurance no infusion of alcohol Temporary License Application Information licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers 100 mg of THC per package secondary packaging allergen information CO2 and ethanol extractions inventory health impacts of cannabis Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 MCSB’s temporary license application Licensee Lookup Tool Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis adult-use products Premises diagram license review process Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) hang tag or a peel-back label Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Fingerprints primary panel requirements must enter certain events Distributor transport licensing cannabis microbusinesses 2018 compliance shared-use manufacturing facilities transporting cannabis goods regulatory framework product formulation Category I Residual Pesticides Testing ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturer's name good manufacturing practices minimum standards for extraction processes limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving The California Department of Public Health's unique ID/batch number Ethanol THC levels local jurisdiction’s requirements evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises protocol Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 licensed cannabis cultivators ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Proposed Section 40133 local jurisdiction extraction Cannabinoids Testing The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch transportation and security 2018 laws Financial information capsules ingredient list Application Checklist manufacturing activities packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls some nutritional facts security and cannabis waste disposal certified by a California-licensed engineer medicinal and adult-use markets structure and formation documents manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements sampling standards Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division extracts testing methods 2018 issues quality control medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity edible products 600 foot radius of a school sugar A-licensees three cannabis licensing authorities final form disclosure of all criminal convictions public health and safety requiring refrigeration meat and seafood, and other products online licensing system compliance with local jurisdiction health claims motor carrier permit distributors labels not be attractive three state cannabis-licensing authorities Licensees Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Vehicle Requirements property for the commercial cannabis activity CDPH-issued universal symbol state cannabis licensing operating premises local jurisdiction authorization and more.

In addition, Batch Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Mixed-light cultivation Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Manufacture Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Outdoor gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Mature plant Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Process Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 12 (Microbusiness) Premises DPH-17-010E Nursery Processor Flowering Medium Outdoor Request for Live Scan Wet weight package flower or pre-rolls Ingredient Pest Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Track-and-trace systems Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Indoor Specialty Indoor Type 10 (Retailer) Sanitize Applicant Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Immature plant Indoor cultivation THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Finished product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Cultivation infused pre-rolls Nonmanufactured cannabis product Mixed-light Tier 1 Product Identity Topical cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Cannabis product Quarantine Environmental pathogen Infusion Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Allergen Qualified individual Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Quality control personnel Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) alternate use of a manufacturing premises Hazard Distribution Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pathogen Type N – for infusions Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused butters and oils as concentrates Allergen cross-contact adulteration Small Outdoor Contact surface Quality control operation Mixed-light Tier 2 Volatile solvent Bureau Licensee Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Harvest Batch Processing aid CBD from industrial hemp Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Department Small Indoor Track and trace system Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing track and trace system Adult-use Market Canopy M-license Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Personnel list of cannabis manufacturers Verification Outdoor cultivation Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Quality Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 UID Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Validation Adequate Lot Nonvolatile solvent Pre-roll Serving cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Actual yield Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Adulterated Extraction Type 11 (Distributor) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Informational panel CBD Net weight Universal symbol Package products similar to traditional food products prohibited Cultivation site Dried flower Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Limited-access area In-process material Microorganisms Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Medium Indoor THC Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Raw material Labeling Commercial cannabis activity MCSB 90-day extension periods Unique identifier Monitor cannabis concentrates Primary panel Watts per square foot Theoretical yield Edible cannabis product Kief Preventive controls Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Holding Component and more.


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